Last week we needed to go up to Lowes at Oaks and as it was a great weekend weather wise and it was our wedding anniversary we decided to find somewhere for breakfast on the way. We wanted somewhere different and a little funky. As Phoenixville could be on our way if we took backroads we thought we might find somewhere good to eat.
We drove up over the hills and coming along Whitehorse Road to the junction with Route 23 I spy the Bookend Cafe out of the corner of my eye and through the buildings from the junction. I point it out to Trudy and she says looks great lets give it a try. So we pulled into the parking lot and liked what we saw.
The food was great, and good enough that I went back this week with two of my sons for lunch and found out a little more. It has been open since November last year and the chef is the owner. He has cooked in Exton at the Brickside Grill I think and left to open a restaurant with a friend when that fell through he relaized that he wanted his own place and settled on Phoenixville where he lives and I believe grew up.
Well he is doing a great job. The tables don't match, there are books to read if you have the time, newspapers for shorter visits, serve yourself coffee and other drinks in the fridge. The food is filling and well cooked and generous. My daughter in law to be, had pancakes and could not finish them and we all were impressed with their size and how moist and fluffy they were. Can recommend the breakfast sandwich, the Reuben, the Italian, Quiche of the day, and the cookies and brownies look great but have not tried them. Coffee tastes good as well.
They also have wireless internet, if you want to get out of the office, but still need to work. What we liked is people talk to each other and there is a really nice atmosphere. The blackboard has the specials of the day. great place to try if you need breakfast or lunch, only open till 3 PM. Did I say it has also been on NBC 10 for lunch place of the day.